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    September 10, 2010
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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>> on the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, president obama held the first full-scale press conference in months. the president, again, weighed in on two controversial issues, which captured global attention. the proposed grog mosque and now the suspended co-- ground zero mosque and the suspended q'uran burning in florida. >> reporter: the president warned today president obama warning religious tensions against america and itself. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other. >> reporter: following the uprears of a mosque near ground zero and a florida pastor now
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cancelled plan to burn q'urans. the president reminded al qaeda and not islam was america's enemy. >> one of the things i most admired about president bush was after 9/11. him being crystal clear about the fact that we were not at war with islam. >> reporter: the president, too, has felt the effects of islama phobia after a recent poll find 1-5 americans incorrectly believe the president himself is a muslim and though he's not. >> somebody who relies heavily on my christian faith in my job, i understand, you know, that the passions a religious faith can raise. >> reporter: the president said had the q'uran burden proceeded, american lives would have been put at risk and as
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commander in chief, it was his responsibility to speak out. >> the idea that we would burn the sacred texts of someone else's religion is contrary to what this country stands for. >> reporter: and in his most forceful defense, the iss lamec center in lower manhattan, the president seated the constitution's guarantee freedom of religion. >> if you can build a church on a site, you can build a synagogue on a site, if you can build a hindu temple on the site, you should be able to build a mosque on the site. >> reporter: while not quoting abraham lincoln's phrase a house dividing can not stand, the current president tried to gather together factions that were recently frayed a part. >> we're not going to be divided by religion, we're not going to be divide divided by ethnicity. we're all americans and stand
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together. >> reporter: tomorrow, the president will travel across the potomac to speak at a ceremony at the pentagon memorial and first lady michelle obama will be at shanksville, pennsylvania, and so will laura bush. the pastor who promised to burn the q'uran is heading to new york tonight. the pastor believes he was lied to when the muslim leader said it would be moved if jones called off the burning. his friend spoke on joins' error error -- jones' behalf. >> yesterday, he believed he was clearly deceived by the local iman. i know what is going. >> we have been praying together. >> reporter: paul and the reverend hope to meet with the imam behind the building. the husband almost leader has no plans to meet with jones but is open to seeing anyone seriously committed to pursuing peace. the justice department is looking into a federal judge's ruling that the military's
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don't-ask/don't-tell policy is unconstitutional. the u.s. district judge said it violates the 1st and 5th amendment rates and plans to issue another halting policy and has given the federal government a week to response. the top two candidates for mayor faced off. at times, it got testy between the two and that might be the last time gray and fenty appear together before tuesday and hon jon henrehan is live with more. >> reporter: fenty and gray faced off twice and where that were grilled separately and then a meeting of georgetown leaders. fenty promised to be a more enclues of mayor in the future and sharply criticized the administrative skills of
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vincent gray and when he ran the department of human services with mayor pratte kelly. >> millions of dollars overspent. the division director is not appointed with hiv and aid. going with 49 concept degrees before he took over and 16 concept degrees when -- decrees when he left the agency. literally losing track of the kids in the child welfare system. >> the issue was identified by the mayor that i worked for. she called a press conference to address that and it was something left over from a previous administration and we solved the problem. not created by her administration or my administration and you will be well-advised to get your facts straight before you start talking about those keeps of things. >> and that got testy there. they clashed on education. the d.c. schools have made the
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last four years and gray told the audience -- and said that michelle rhee would be retained in the gray administration. the primary in d.c. and in maryland is on tuesday. >> thank you very much. >> we want to give you a heads up. d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee will be here live in the studio to talk about the mayor's race in washington, d.c., and we'll talk to the vice president of the washington teacher's union and d.c. councilman tommy wells as we take on education in the city, the number one issue for many of you tonight on fox 5 news at 10. >> we now know more about the woman accused of running over two students in adams morgan, critically injuring them. the lump sources tell us that adams just left the bar where they were free and crashed into a restaurant. tonight, one of the vehicles is in -- victims is in grave
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condition. paul wagner is live at the scene with more. >> reporter: law enforcement forces tell fox 5 that adams was drinking and it's here and the district advertises a happy hour between 6 and 7:00 p.m. on wednesday where all the drinks are free and the accident happened at 8:30 p.m. and today, d.c. police made a visit to the district. early this afternoon, an investigator paid a visit to the club hoping to learn more about the stabment's happy hour and how much -- establishment's hap hour and how much adams may have beeny ised. the club tazs free drenches between 6 and 7 on wednesday. she had a blood alcohol content of .18 and more than twice the legal limit. we knock on the door and no one
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answered. investigators used to map the accident from the orange pink, you can see the path of the car and jumping the traffic island where international students were standing and crossing the street where it slammed into the restaurant. they're graduate students at johns hopkins university in the district. >> julia is from austria. they master students of international affairs and she in particular has been studying conflict management and the other student, melissa is starting her second year and our program is studying energy resources and environment. >> reporter: alcohol inspectors are investigate in the investigation. adam has had no prior arrests and has a 8:00 curfew with court supervision. >> reporter: both women suffered head injuries and one
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suffered an injury that is more severe. we understand one of them is in grave condition and their parents arrived here from leave seas. coming up next, crews are
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toll and why officials fear the number of casualties will rise. plus, new information is revealed about what may have fueled a deadly ramp age at a food plant in pennsylvania.
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>> officials say the number of deaths in a massive gas explosion in san francisco could rise. four people are confirmed dead and crews continue searching house-by-house looking for victims. 52 people were also injured. some with critical burns in the fire that destroyed more than 50 homes. san bruno's ma going to be a rough road ahead for his community. >> on behalf of the entire city council, i want to tell you that you have heard the numbers. what we have to deal with in the near future is the stress and anxiety and uncertainness in the minds of the people directly affected. >> er they're still putting out hotspots and pacific gas and electric isolated a section of a 30-inch pipeline and stopped the flow of gas. a woman who opened fire on
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her coworkers was involved in an on going feud with victims. two people are dead and a third is in critical condition after a kraft foods plant in philadelphia and police say she fired at them and missed. she's facing two counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges. the plant is closed today. still to come on thage in o the news edge, dealing with drought. >> red raspberries ripe for the picking. what they're experiencing on the farm is probably the same thing you noticed at their place on the dry side. s,rc
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>> before you turn on that faucet, you may want to think about how much water you're using while d.c. is officialgy live in a drought. the council of governments have declared a drought watch. beth parker takes us down on the farm where the dry conditions are already happening -- having an impact. >> this is perfect. >> my son read a book about berry picking and he's been begging to go. >> reporter: the flavor of a sweet red raspberry has jumped off the page and spotted -- popped into the mouth of the 3- year-old and rue day who is visiting butler's orchard. his mom is a gardener herself. >> all of my geraniums are dieing and i have to water them every day on. >> reporter: the butler family has been watering, too. the irrigation is laying the
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ground work for next year's strawberries. >> we need to get our strawberry plants nice and healthy this time of the year. they're making their fruit buds now in september and early october for next year's crop. >> reporter: in the places where they not watering, you see dry, cracked earth. and it's certainly not a situation where the crops are wiped out but there will be a reduced you'll. for example, a vine that would have had eight pumpkins on it will have five instead. butler's has 20 acres of pump kins. >> and there are pumpkins coming. the orange ones, they're soft and need to cure more. >> reporter: while he likes the beautiful blue skies, a hot, dry summer made things difficult. >> and 10 miles away, you know neighbors would say we got an inch of a rain. >> reporter: the heavy winter snow melted slowly making for a
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successful spring but the pounding summer rains were not as useful to farmers. >> that rain came so fast, it didn't have time to soak into the ground and do what we needed. >> reporter: there are also peaks and valleys and butler knows it will never be perfect. beth parker, fox 5 news. sue palka, looked like it was going to rain earlier around 3-ish or so. >> you know what causes that? >> what's that. >> the cold air loft and the hot sun heating up the parcels. >> you're a wealth of information. >> how about that? >> a lot of wisdom. >> we love wisdom martin at fox 5. >> thank you, sue. >> good to have you anchoring. >> thank you. >> butler orchard is on the dry side. >> okay. >> an inch and a quarter below and we need a little rain. looked like it wanted to today but it didn't. you big redskins fan. >> i am now.
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>> and there is going to be rain before the game. we hope that is gone and it should be. a live look outside and a lot of clouds are heating up. how nice is this? and it feels october leak. we're going to go through the night, down to 72 degrees in gaithersburg; 73 for monasses. warmer where you had some more sunshine. 77, fredericksburg and a good cloud deck. we're watching the first of the showers, some of this the tropical storm hermine rain that we're watching and this is going to come in our direction for sunday and overnight saturday into sunday and you will get a dry saturday and
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send and 58 degrees downtown and you want the windows open and not too much in the morning and tomorrow, perhaps warmer and some pm sunshine. you will notice a few clouds like today and all in all, that is going to be a nice day and expect to be at 62 in the morning at 8, clouding building up at noon and high clouds more so than that puffy cumulous that we had this afternoon. we're going to see some of the storm system clouds coming in in the afternoon. this is a look at the weekend. 79 for saturday. lots of sunshine and some clouds in the afternoon and in that the overnight hours, we will see a thunderstorm and something different from yesterday and it looked like the showers were going to be out of here by 4:00 and they look like they want to hang out longer and we're watching to
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see if it can't get moved faster. the area of low pressure going to the north and tomorrow, the nice high pressure gives ground. we warm up and get unstable. that will have a possibility of an overnight thunderstorm and nothing that is severe and on send morning, they're in on us. again, it might take longer than it looked like it would yesterday and for the redskins game, it's chilly. 68 degrees at kickoff time and for tailgaters, there could be a couple of showers around for the earlier part of the celebrations and that is not do anything to put the coals out. 74 degrees on sunday, though, starting to feel fall-like this weekend and gorgeous early next week, september usually delivers and i don't think we'll be disappointed. >> i don't think people would care if it rained.
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>> that's right. has to be a w. >> thank you very much, and that is going to be his first time. facing dallas. coming up next in sports and talking about the sunday night's opener against the hated cowboys. for great gas mileage
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about 48 hours away from their kickoff against the dallas cowboys and all eyes will be on mike shanahan, a two-time winning coach of the super bowl and hasn't coached an nfl game since december 28th of 2008. fired by the broncos after an 8- 8 season, he will lead the skins the first time in the regular season on sunday night in primetime against dallas at fed ex field and while he seems cool, calm and collected, even shanahan gets butterflies. >> and you look forward to it. you're like the players. your stomach is turning. it's fun, something i look forward to and something our team will be proud of. >> and captain chaos creating chaos about albert haines world trade center. cooly revealed that al worked with the scout team, quote, a lot during practice this week
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and this afternoon, mike shanahan said don't read into it. and moving along, the vikings and saints kicking off the nfl season. the players for both teams showing a display of labor solidarity with the potential lock outnext season and starting the first quarter. drew brees picks up where he last off and scrambles out of a pocket. the late first half, up 7-3 and after all the drama, bret farve is back and the vikings say thank you. a 20-yard touchdown to him. the vikes up 9-7 in the break. 2nd and goal for the saints, thomas, the go ahead touchdown. the saints win the opener, 14- 9. and tiger woods is a
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longshot getting in and she had a strong start on the back 9. getting to even par with this birdie on 17 and woods failed again to break par and making a double bogy shooting a 1-over 72 and he was tied for 46 when he finished his round. he would need to finish at 5thto the qualify for the tour championship. and the nationals and morgan still waiting for major league baseball to come down with the final ruling about his suspension. he'll bat against the marlins. the last time they played against the marlins september 1st and the famous benches- clearing brawl. game-of-the-week highlights at 10:00. wisdom, back to you. >> thank you, and we look forward to it. now, you have the news edge. of course, the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it here. tmz on tv is next. 
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after four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty --

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